Keep your home warm throughout winter
Winter isn't over!
5 February 2019
Winter isn't over just yet – and with temperatures fluctuating the way they are, the team at 50five want to make sure you’re fully prepared to keep warm!
Schedule your heating
Now is the time to look at your heating schedule and use your thermostat wisely.
Using the thermostat, you can schedule when your heating should turn on and off, which reduces the risk of you forgetting to manually control the boiler and running up a high gas bill.
If you don’t already have a thermostat, or you’re looking for one which makes life easier, you should consider a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats don’t just allow for temperature control and setting timers; you can control the heating remotely or share access to your mobile phone location so the heating knows to turn on as your drive up the road towards home.
The ideal temperature for any home is between 18 and 21 degrees – even in winter. If your home still feels cold or isn’t reach 21 degrees, you may need to look at -
Servicing your boiler
Your boiler may be due a service, which may explain why it isn’t working at full capacity.
Annual boiler services are important in maintaining the efficiency, life-span and warranty of your boiler – not to mention you want your family to be warm.
Sometimes, boilers are up to date with servicing – but there may be a deeper fault.
The team of expert engineers at 50five can service your boiler, carrying out the following checks:
- Pressure checks
- Visual inspections
- Removal of boiler casing to inspect internal components
- A flue inspection to remove any obstructions
- Testing of ignition to check for any working faults
The team will determine if there is a further, underlying issue with your boiler and provide you with recommendations on how to repair – or if it needs to be replaced.
Something which needs to happen on occasion but tends to be overlooked – bleeding radiators!
Feel your radiators when the heating is on; are there any cold spots? It may be because your radiators are full of air, causing the hot water to not circulate properly – and therefore not heating your home as well as they should.
To bleed your radiators, look at the handy guide put together by SmartHeating.co.uk. This explains how to bleed your radiators, without too much stress.
For any queries on heating solutions, or for advice on smart home products, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at 50five. Providing smart advice for every smart device, we are more than just boilers.